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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR · DIVISION OF PHYSICAL THERAPY UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL


This site serves as my academic and professional website to provide information about my current and past research, including collaborations and publications.


Overview of research interests

My major research interest is the interaction between cognition and motor control, especially during walking.  My current research focuses on the interplay between gait and different cognitive processes in people after stroke.  The findings from this research, and the results from my future studies, have potentially important clinical implications for neurological rehabilitation.  In particular, this research will help us understand the impact of cognitive-motor interference on functional recovery after stroke, as well as provide insight into how cognitive-motor interference can be measured and treated during rehabilitation.

I am also interested in the assessment and treatment of unilateral neglect in people after stroke, and the impact of attention disorders on motor function and motor learning.  


Specialties

·   Interdisciplinary collaborative research

·   Cognitive-motor interference

·   Unilateral neglect

·   Gait

·   Locomotor training

·   Stroke rehabilitation

·   Clinical trial coordination and management

Collaborative interests

I welcome interest in collaboration with researchers in the following areas:

·    Biomedical engineering

·    Nonlinear dynamics, dynamical systems

·    Time series analysis

·    Systematic reviews

·    Epidemiology

·    Kinematic analyses of human movement, especially gait

·    Motor learning, motor control

·    Neuroscience

·    Neuroimaging


Contact Prudence Plummer, Ph.D. for more information.